My employer requested a Rent Agreement as a compulsory condition to get HRA benefit, where the rent agreement should clearly specify the duration of the period exemption is claimed i.e from 1st April 2020 onwards .
Now my query is - During the period starting from nationwide lock down from 24th March 2020 till Unlock 1.0 started from June 1,2020 - most of the sub registrar office and notary services were suspended so legal rent agreement work was NOT done in most of the courts/sub registrar office. Want to know if there is any verdict from any court or any other law which provides exemption that if a rent agreement created on a later date can cover the entire HRA claimed period starting 1st April.
What and how I should do to satisfy my employer condition of rent agreement with start date of specified period.
Rent agreement can be executed now with retrospective effect from 01-04-2020 and it will be perfectly valid.
If I make a rent agreement now can we get a mutually (between owner and tenant ) agreed retrospective dates clause mentioned there-in, specifying the tenancy/commencement for this agreement started backdated from 1st April 2020 . Or what could be a better legally acceptable clause that can be inserted so as to make its usability to claim HRA starting 1st April 2020